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The Rainbow Fish read by Ernest Borgnine

The Rainbow Fish is written and illustrated by Marcus Pfister and read by Ernest Borgnine. The Rainbow Fish is an award-winning book about a beautiful fish who finds friendship and happiness when he learns to share. The book is best known for its morals about the value of being an individual and for the distinctive shiny foil scales of the Rainbow Fish.


Hello, and welcome to Storyline online, brought to you by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. My name is Ernest sport nine, and we’re going to be reading a book today called the rainbow fish by Marcus filter. Right? Here we go. A long way out in the deep blue sea. The fish, not just an ordinary fish, but the most Moodle for the entire ocean is scales wherever. Shade of blue, green, purple, the sparkling silver scaled among all. The other fish were amazed at His beauty. They called him rainbow fish, command. Rainbow fish they would call command and play with us. At the rainbow fish are just glide past. Proud and silent. Letting his skills shimmer. One day, a little blue fish followed after. Fishy call. Wait for me. Please. Give me one of your shiny scale is so wonderful and have so many. You want me to give you one of my special scales. What do you think you are? Quite the brain, both fish get away from me. Shocked. A little blue fish swam away. He was so upset. He told all his friends are what didn’t happen. For men on. No one would have anything to do with the rainbow fish. They turned away when he’s won by what could wear the dazzling, shimmering scales with no one to admire them. Now he was the loneliest. The entire ocean. One day he point out is troubles to the starfish. I really am beautiful. Why doesn’t anybody like me? I can answer that for yourself, the starfish. But if you go beyond the core reads case, you will find the Y’s baby. She can have rainbow fish found very dark inside, and he couldn’t see anything. Suddenly two eyes caught him in their glare. Octopus emerged from the darkness. I have been waiting for you said the octopus with a voice. Waves have told me your story. This is my advice. Give a glycerin scale to each of the other fish. You will no longer be the most beautiful fish in the sea. But you will discover how to be happy. Hey, rainbow fish started to say, but the octopus, they’re already disappeared into a cloud of ink. Given way my scale, I beautiful shining scale. Never. How can I ever be happy without the, Suddenly, he felt a light touch of a little bluefish route back. Rainbow fish. Please don’t be angry. I just wondered scale. Rainbow fish wavelength. Only one very, very small humerus scale. He thought, Well, maybe I would just one carefully. Rainbow fish pulled out the key and gave it to say, thank you Barry. But the little blue, purple playfully as the Chinese day again, among the blue one. Or rather peculiar feeling came over the rainbow fish. For a long time. Watch the little blue fish swim back and forth with this new scale. The water. A little blue fish with through the ocean with the scales hiking. So it didn’t take long before the rainbow fish were surrounded by the other pay. Everyone wanted a glittering scale. Rainbow fish shared is scaled left and right. And the more he gave away, more dull might really became when the water rounded, filled with glimmering scaled, he had last felt at home. Among the other thing. Finally, rainbow fish had only one shining scale left. Is most prized. Physicians had been given away. Yet. Very happy rainbow fish they called common way with us. Here I can set the rainbow fish and happy as a splash. He swam off to join his friend. A wonderful that’s called the rainbow fish by Marcus fester. Okay. (As provided by SchoolTube video transcript.)

Standards Alignment

Suggested Grade Level: K-1

The standards listed below are for the K and 1st grades but can easily be modified for other grades.

CCSS.SL.K .1, CCSS.SL.1.1, CCSS.SL.K.2, CCSS.SL.1.2, CCSS.RL.K.1, CCSS.RL.1.1, CCSS.RL.K.3, CCSS.RL.1.3, CCSS.RL.K.1, CCSS.RL.1.1, CCSS.RL.1.2, CCSS.W.K.3, CCSS.W.1.3

View the activity guide here: theRainbowFish

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